Track Shack Youth Foundation Awards $23,900.00 to Community Organizations Promoting Youth Health & Fitness.

Bill Vanos, President of the Track Shack Youth Foundation, is pleased to announce that the Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently awarded over $23,900.00 to 26 area schools and organizations that provide health and fitness education and encourage young people to participate in a wide range of sports and fitness related activities in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties.  These funds were awarded based on the grants that were submitted from each organization with a detailed explanation of their fitness program and the youth that the program supports.

The most recent grant recipients and their exceptional programs include the following schools and organizations:

• Oak Ridge High School, Orlando, Track & Field
• Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando, Track & Field
• Wekiva High School, Apopka, Boys Cross Country Season
• Wekiva High School, Apopka, Girls Cross Country Season
• Colonial  High School, Orlando, Track and Field
• West Orange High School, Winter Garden, 2018 Track and Field Season
• Winter Springs High School, Winter Springs, Purple and Gold Fundraiser
• East Ridge High School, Clermont, Track and Field
• Sorrento Elementary ESE, Sorrento, Sorrento Wolves Special Olympics
• Millennium Middle School, Sanford, Track & Field/Cross Country
• Tavares Middle Schoool, Tavares, Cross Country (Brevard Distance Runners Camp)
• Evans High School, Orlando, Competitive Cheer
• Central Florida Gliders, Inc., Altamonte Springs, Spring-Summer Track program
• Blazing Speed Track Club, Sanford, Blazing Speed Track Club
• Evolution Speed Track Club, Lake Mary, Evolution Speed Track Meet
• The Geneva School, Winter Park, Knights Charge
• Winter Park Day Nursery, Inc., Winter Park, "Water Days" at Preschool Education Program
• Orlando Day Nursery, Orlando, Athletics
• Edgewater Youth Sports Association, Inc. d/b/a Edgewater Pop Warner, Orlando
• Crew Boosters Club of Winter Park, Winter Park, Winter Park Crew
• CFAA Mustangs, Kissimmee, 2018 Youth Football & Cheer Season
• Forest Lake Academy, Apopka, Girls Soccer - Ntl Assn of Christian Athletes Tournament
• Easterseals Florida, Winter Park, Easter Seals Camp Challenge
• Life Concepts, Inc. dba Quest, Orlando, Quest's Camp Thunderbird
• The Gift of Swimming, Winter Garden, Healthy Kids Through Swimming
• OCA, Opportunity Community Ability, Inc., Orlando, OCA Summer Camp

“We are proud to support so many great youth fitness programs in the Central Florida community,” said Bill Vanos, President of Track Shack Youth Foundation.  “These programs allow children and young adults the importance of teamwork and leadership.  I would like to thank all who contribute to our Foundation – it is because of you that we are able to provide funding to so many important programs.”

In addition to individual contributions, financial support of the local organizations is also made possible by runners and walkers who actively take part in Track Shack’s local running events. Race proceeds positively impact the community and improve the quality of life for so many. 

About Track Shack Youth Foundation

Founded in 1994, the Track Shack Youth Foundation’s purpose is to promote lifelong health and fitness emphasizing youth and running programs in our Central Florida community. To date, over $2 million has been committed to the local community, supporting a variety of different programs.  The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was founded by Jon and Betsy Hughes, co-owners of Track Shack and Track Shack Events, and is managed by a Board of Trustees who have an interest in and dedication to the mission.  To find out more about the Track Shack Youth Foundation, to donate or apply for funds, please visit www.trackshackfoundation.org

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